Friday
Aug172012

Inga Powilleit

Happy Friday everyone! Isn't the first week back from holidays the LONGEST EVER?! I need something to get me through the day, so I have a little treat to share in the form of gorgeous eye candy at the hands of Dutch photographer Inga Powilleit. Her photos are absolutely stunning, and I especially love her portraits in fabulous spaces. She brings a room to life, and I want to hang out with these folks and enjoy a coffee, some conversation and their decor. P.S. Inga has had the honour of photographing the home of super stylist Emily Chalmers (pics 4 & 5). 

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Friday
Aug172012

House within a house

The Lawns, Highgate Village, London. Owned by leading British designers John and Frances Sorrell, designed by Eldridge Smerin, link via WSJ and Savills via Raina. Cool new house wrapping around existing historical house for a not so cool £8 million. Think I need to see more before I commit my hard earned cash.Unless you're paying.

Friday
Aug172012

Hello Mr Waller

Me again. I must admit I made a bit of a fool of myself gushing on last time. Just wanted to tell you how much I love this 1880 Victorian terrace renovation. The juxtaposition of old and contemporary, the original staircase and the vertical panels of frameless glass. The clean modern lines, the crisp joinery against old floor boards. It's here and now and harks back to then. It's memories past and new memories to be made. That's all. Just a little note. Thanks and take care.

Paddington Terrace by Andrew Waller of Mr Waller.

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Thursday
Aug162012

A jewel of a hotel

Check out this fabulous Pasadena hotel designed by Southern California interior designer Julie Khuu. I adore the jewel tones, and I love the idea of staying in a hotel whose decor is super glamourous and almost over-the-top - because I love the idea of spending time in a hotel that is on the opposite ends of the spectrum of home. (Anyone feel me here?) I'll let you read the details on Julie's blog and I'll provide you with the eye candy. :)

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Thursday
Aug162012

LOVE this house

I absolutely adore this home - just about every inch of it. It's newly built, located in El Ampurdán, Spain, and is the home of a couple with three children. Priorities for the owners were the landscape and natural light having a strong presence, and creating a spacious and functional home...all of which were achieved beautifully. There is just oo many things I love about this home to list, so instead I'll just say that I don't think I would be interested in having a concrete bed frame, the tub in the floor looks like a health hazard, and I'd lose the tab curtains in the dressing room. (Have I ever mentioned by hatred of tab curtains? They make me want to vomit. Go with grommets!) Via Micasa.

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